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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 18, 11:59 AM
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Re: Bulb Replacement with LEDs?

I am hoping someone will submit a detailed tutorial on LED bulbs for our older cars.
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I am hoping someone will submit a detailed tutorial on LED bulbs for our older cars.
Bill, there's no real need for a tutorial… Just replace all the bulbs with led's and chose between putting resistors to prevent turn signal hyperflashing (which I did) or go with an electronic heavy-duty flasher and bingo!.. you're done.

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Re: Bulb Replacement with LEDs?

There is a 3rd choice. Just put regular incandescents in the turn indicators and won't have to do anything. The turn indicators are something I woundnt care if they remained a little dimmer as they can be seen if on or not with regular bulbs. Also as I already mentioned a few people that went with led's and don't have dimming ability say that the high beam indicator is annoying with an led. This is another bulb that an incandescent does fine. The problem is all the other guages. They need led bulbs.
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There is a 3rd choice. Just put regular incandescents in the turn indicators and won't have to do anything. The turn indicators are something I woundnt care if they remained a little dimmer as they can be seen if on or not with regular bulbs. Also as I already mentioned a few people that went with led's and don't have dimming ability say that the high beam indicator is annoying with an led. This is another bulb that an incandescent does fine. The problem is all the other guages. They need led bulbs.
I don't have any LEDs in the dash of the wagon. When I went with LED tails but still had regular incandescents in the front flashing was fine, but when I put LEDs in the front as well, I had incorrect flashing and had to install an electronic flasher module. Didn't matter what bulbs I had in the indicators in the gauge cluster, the tiny incandescents in the indicators don't provide enough resistance to make things work right without an electronic flasher.
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Bill, there's no real need for a tutorial… Just replace all the bulbs with led's and chose between putting resistors to prevent turn signal hyperflashing (which I did) or go with an electronic heavy-duty flasher and bingo!.. you're done.

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Thanks Claude. I believe I'm going to do what you did. Can you share which LED bulbs you bought. I want the best as I only want to pull the dash once for this. My Chevelle is a 68SS with the tach option. I could change all the bulbs except the tach with the dash in place since I made the gray bulb wires longer when I had the dash apart a couple of years ago.
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Thanks Claude. I believe I'm going to do what you did. Can you share which LED bulbs you bought. I want the best as I only want to pull the dash once for this. My Chevelle is a 68SS with the tach option. I could change all the bulbs except the tach with the dash in place since I made the gray bulb wires longer when I had the dash apart a couple of years ago.
Bill, I bought most of the led's from a local electronics store except for the headlamps. Make yourself a list of what you need and ask them for some correct led replacements. As for what I did for the headlamps, see more detailed explanation in the last section of my previous post (post #11).

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I don't have any LEDs in the dash of the wagon. When I went with LED tails but still had regular incandescents in the front flashing was fine, but when I put LEDs in the front as well, I had incorrect flashing and had to install an electronic flasher module. Didn't matter what bulbs I had in the indicators in the gauge cluster, the tiny incandescents in the indicators don't provide enough resistance to make things work right without an electronic flasher.
Hi Rich, Could I trouble you for the correct part number for the LED Flasher Module that I will need to convert my 69 Chevelle turn signal bulbs to LED. Thanks for your time.

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Hi Rich, Could I trouble you for the correct part number for the LED Flasher Module that I will need to convert my 69 Chevelle turn signal bulbs to LED. Thanks for your time.
These are the ones I used on the wagon and my truck.

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Re: Bulb Replacement with LEDs?

All the parts stores around me carry electronic flashers. I know most the counter people don't know much anymore, but there's enough people switching to led lights that they should know exactly what you're wanting if you ask.

Or go down the light/flasher aisle. Look for electronic flasher w/ the 2 blades at 90 degrees and you're done!

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They will if you buy the correct dimmable LEDs. Not all LEDs are dimmable.
Do the LED Bulbs fit the stock Standard Bulb sockets for the dash board lights for a 1970 Chevelle SS?

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Do the LED Bulbs fit the stock Standard Bulb sockets for the dash board lights for a 1970 Chevelle SS?
There are scores of LED bulbs out there that fit almost any type of automotive bulb in common use.

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